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virginia. and mitt romney just finished up. we have team coverage. we begin with julie carey in charlottesville. hi, julie. >> reporter: hey there. you can see they're wrapping up here now. a couple hours ago, anover flow crowd here at the pavilion. for them the debate was almost an afterthought. their focus was bruce springstein. his focus, inspiring voters to get to the polls on election day. ♪ >> bruce springstein is on a battleground blitz of his own. first ohio, then iowa, now virginia. his we take care of our own has become a theme song played at all the obama rallies. ♪ >> later he explained why he is taking an active role in these final weeks of the campaign. >> i'm here today because i've lived long enough to know that despite those galvanizing moments in history, the future is rarely a tide rushing in. it is more often a slow, slow march. inch by inch. >> reporter: most who came to the rally were already president obama supporters. analysts say with the toss-up right now and recent momentum turning romney's way, these events can make a difference. >> i think may
stops in virginia today for president obama or mitt romney. but the two candidates won't stay away for long. julie carey reports now, governor romney had someone campaigning for him today in fairfax county. >> reporter: four years ago senator john mccain was waging his own battle to become president. >> mitt romney understands like ronald reagan did. >> reporter: in 2012, he has a less demanding but still busy campaign schedule as a surrogate for mitt romney and senate candidates locked in tight races around the country. defense issues he believes could shift romney's way. mccain knows well about a weapon held by the obama campaign. >> we can count on the obama voter turnout operation to be very effective. they have been, they've been in place for a long time here in the commonwealth of virginia. but i also see this rising enthusiasm, and enthusiasm many times will make up for a good machine. >> reporter: mccain will make one prediction about virginia, a long election night. >> the only conclusion that i think both of us could draw is we better get some sleep on november the 6th, b
produce a victory. and so the candidates are trying to hit all the battlegrounds. mitt romney and paul ryan swing state tours started in colorado. they split up. romney going to nevada. where he trails by three points. but claimed he's closing on the president. >> he's out of ideas, and out of excuses, and in november you'll put him out of office. >> reporter: ryan went to ohio, where he and romney closed a five-point gap to one. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion in upward mobility. >> reporter: colorado could be key. last night outside denver, thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama will visit five swing states. >> we're going to pull an all-nighter. >> reporter: starting in iowa, where his lead is down to two points. >> iowa, you know me. you know that i say what i peen. >> reporter: he charged governor romney with bait and switch. >> the bait is the problem that his plan creates 12 million jobs, the switch is his plan doesn't create 12 million jobs. >> reporter: joe biden was in the buckeye
points since the first debate. >> i now believe florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: nationally now it's a die. turnout could be key. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win re-election. >> reporter: mitt romney is hoping to enthuse his backers in tonight's clash on foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya, charging the president tried to cover up an al qaeda attack. and an iranian nuclear weapons, romney will vow to be tough but not rush to war. president obama will point out he killed osama bin laden, and ended the war in iraq. and a new nbc poll finds by 46% to 38%, voters feel mr. obama would better handle foreign policy in the future than mr. romney. in lauderdale by the sea, a county barack obama won easily in 2008, rob said he'll vote for the president again. >> it's difficult to imagine people who have not made up their mind. >> reporter: julianne hasn't decided. >> i just want the economy to go up, up, up. >> reporter: in ohio, vice president biden said it has. >> america is coming back. 31 straight months of
news poll that shows mitt romney edging ahead of president obama. 50% to 47%. the president made a stop in virginia today, northern virginia bureau chief julie carey spoke to voters there about who they think will win in november. >> you may notice that my voice sounds just a little hoarse. we are right in the middle of our 48-hour fly-around campaign extravaganza. >> reporter: by the time he reached bird park, the president's two-day fly-around to six battleground states is already taking a toll on his voice. this crowd of 15,000 was one of the biggest in virginia this campaign season. there was no new material in mr. obama's speech. with 12 days to go, this rally was all about asking supporters for their votes, and asking them to redouble their efforts to get others to the polls. >> if you're willing to roll up your sleeves with me, and work with me, knock on some doors with me, make some phone calls with me, we'll win richmond. we'll win the commonwealth of virginia again. we'll win this election. >> reporter: uva center for politics director larry calls virginia a true tossup. >> th
with sandy. mitt romney cancelled all of his sunday campaign stops in virginia. he's going to ohio instead. president obama hasn't scratched any events yet, but air force one is changing its flight schedule, and vice president biden cancelled a sunday stop in virginia beach. >>> still ahead tonight, a silent salute for a police officer killed in prince georges county. >>> plus, we're continuing to update sandy. >> reporter: as the threat of sandy becomes more real for residents in rehoboth beach, citizens prepare for the worst. i'm erikaerica gonzalez, more c up. >>> search nbc washington weather in itunes or the android market. anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee...
: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> police are investigating the shooting death of a woman in st. george's county. officers headed to ham lan street and found the woman dead at the scene. police have not released the woman's name or made any arrests. >>> police in montgomery county say they do have suspects though in a robbery and shooting last night in wheaton. police say a man was shot and robbed around 11:30 on mcmahon road near windham lane. no arrests yet, but police say they have identified people who may be involved. >>> to iran today, denying report that it agreed to negotiate about its nuclear program directly with the united states. the white house dismissed the same report yesterday. iran says talks are ongoing with an int
jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. athat's what the plan georged allen supports...action would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity. >> i told you it was ugly, the weather was ugly, the pittsburgh uniforms were horrible. the defensive play was even worse. >> it was interesting, of course, and you want that time back, right? >> absolutely. >> cooley's
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